Gay Marriage: The Left's Great Shame

Robert Oscar Lopez
You wouldn't know it if you spent all your time reading the American media dominated by the neo-liberal-corporate-industrial complex, but a street revolution is occurring in France, called "the French spring."

Bear with me while I tell you the tale.  It might sound like something out of Victor Hugo.

Over a million people stormed Paris on March 24.  Similar events had happened on January 13 (just under one million people) and November 17, 2012 (several hundreds of thousands of people).

The groundswell is coming not only from one sector of French society, but from the left and the right, as evidenced by the leadership roles of Socialists such as Laurence Tcheng and Jean-Jacques Ratteau.  It is the far-right party, the Front National, which has conspicuously stayed out of the fray because of its fear of alienating powerful moneyed interests in its ranks.

Homosexuals have attained important leadership positions in this street movement, with one of the three main ring-leaders, Xavier Bongibault, proudly identifying as a gay atheist, and with two other homosexuals -- mayor Jean-Marc Veyron La Croix and Jean-Pier Delaume, an author of children's books -- taking the stage in Paris.

Ancient religious feuds have been subject to a truce since last winter; Jews, Muslims, and Christians of all stripes have joined forces with atheists to challenge the new law, rammed through the French Assembly by a president beholden to benefactors such as Pierre Berge, 82 years old, who co-founded the Yves St. Laurent Corporation and wields enormous power over the Parliament.

Laurent Balaine, speaking for some of the spontaneous organizers, says the breadth and ferocity of the movement is due to the French public's sense that the law being forced through Parliament is part of "big money" trying to get its way on the back of the French common man.

They are outraged at the undemocratic actions of the government, such as the president's refusal of a referendum and the prime minister's unconstitutional rejection of 700,000 signed petitions demanding a full report from the CESE, or Council for Economic, Social, and Environmental Affairs.

The French street, buckling under punishing taxes and rampant unemployment, cries for social justice -- not in their name, but in the name of helpless children.  They are rallying against a law that they are certain would usher a new commerce d'enfant, or business of buying and selling children.

Having been there, I can bear witness -- this is a movement of the French Everyman.  These are people who do not speak English for the most part; they are not cosmopolitan folks with access to the American press.  They are fighting against big money, against a great lie being perpetrated under false pretenses, against the idea of buying and enslaving children.

And what is the law that has caused the French spring? Drum roll...

Gay marriage.

It is important to study what has happened in France since last fall, for -- though it pains me to say it, as an American -- the French are ahead of us in exposing the great lie of gay marriage.

Gay marriage is posing as liberation for homosexuals but really hiding the nefarious goal of commercializing procreation, turning children into commodities.  Designer children will be a huge business in the future, but without "gay equality" as a smokescreen to distract people from the ugliness of what such a commerce entails, the market would come under massive criticism.

Gay marriage eradicates the role of mother and father and institutionalizes a form of child-rearing that works by contract and purchase, which the government naturally controls and oversees in collaboration with massive corporations.

It was the French man on the street who figured out the big lie -- that this movement for gay marriage is really all about big money, about men like Elton John and Pierre Berge buying children and disposing of women (Berge said that renting a womb to make a baby is like renting a worker's arms in a factory to make a product); that this movement for gay marriage is being pushed not by gay advocates, but by well-funded usurpers of gay rhetoric.

And here, in the U.S.?  The left is sleeping, betraying its own principles.  Ironically, the left, supposedly poised against corporations and globalization, is glad to have the endorsement of multinational corporations who say gay marriage is good for business.  (Of course it is; that's why it's so wrong.)  Ironically, the left, supposedly against McCarthyism, enjoys the total suppression of dissent at universities and in the press on this issue.  Ironically, the left, ostensibly the party of civil rights, is eagerly leading a lemming charge backward into the sale and purchase of human beings, and dragging gullible Republican collaborators like S.E. Cupp and Rob Portman with them.

Shame.  Shame.  Shame.

Robert Oscar Lopez is the author of Johnson Park.  He also edits English Manif.

You wouldn't know it if you spent all your time reading the American media dominated by the neo-liberal-corporate-industrial complex, but a street revolution is occurring in France, called "the French spring."

Bear with me while I tell you the tale.  It might sound like something out of Victor Hugo.

Over a million people stormed Paris on March 24.  Similar events had happened on January 13 (just under one million people) and November 17, 2012 (several hundreds of thousands of people).

The groundswell is coming not only from one sector of French society, but from the left and the right, as evidenced by the leadership roles of Socialists such as Laurence Tcheng and Jean-Jacques Ratteau.  It is the far-right party, the Front National, which has conspicuously stayed out of the fray because of its fear of alienating powerful moneyed interests in its ranks.

Homosexuals have attained important leadership positions in this street movement, with one of the three main ring-leaders, Xavier Bongibault, proudly identifying as a gay atheist, and with two other homosexuals -- mayor Jean-Marc Veyron La Croix and Jean-Pier Delaume, an author of children's books -- taking the stage in Paris.

Ancient religious feuds have been subject to a truce since last winter; Jews, Muslims, and Christians of all stripes have joined forces with atheists to challenge the new law, rammed through the French Assembly by a president beholden to benefactors such as Pierre Berge, 82 years old, who co-founded the Yves St. Laurent Corporation and wields enormous power over the Parliament.

Laurent Balaine, speaking for some of the spontaneous organizers, says the breadth and ferocity of the movement is due to the French public's sense that the law being forced through Parliament is part of "big money" trying to get its way on the back of the French common man.

They are outraged at the undemocratic actions of the government, such as the president's refusal of a referendum and the prime minister's unconstitutional rejection of 700,000 signed petitions demanding a full report from the CESE, or Council for Economic, Social, and Environmental Affairs.

The French street, buckling under punishing taxes and rampant unemployment, cries for social justice -- not in their name, but in the name of helpless children.  They are rallying against a law that they are certain would usher a new commerce d'enfant, or business of buying and selling children.

Having been there, I can bear witness -- this is a movement of the French Everyman.  These are people who do not speak English for the most part; they are not cosmopolitan folks with access to the American press.  They are fighting against big money, against a great lie being perpetrated under false pretenses, against the idea of buying and enslaving children.

And what is the law that has caused the French spring? Drum roll...

Gay marriage.

It is important to study what has happened in France since last fall, for -- though it pains me to say it, as an American -- the French are ahead of us in exposing the great lie of gay marriage.

Gay marriage is posing as liberation for homosexuals but really hiding the nefarious goal of commercializing procreation, turning children into commodities.  Designer children will be a huge business in the future, but without "gay equality" as a smokescreen to distract people from the ugliness of what such a commerce entails, the market would come under massive criticism.

Gay marriage eradicates the role of mother and father and institutionalizes a form of child-rearing that works by contract and purchase, which the government naturally controls and oversees in collaboration with massive corporations.

It was the French man on the street who figured out the big lie -- that this movement for gay marriage is really all about big money, about men like Elton John and Pierre Berge buying children and disposing of women (Berge said that renting a womb to make a baby is like renting a worker's arms in a factory to make a product); that this movement for gay marriage is being pushed not by gay advocates, but by well-funded usurpers of gay rhetoric.

And here, in the U.S.?  The left is sleeping, betraying its own principles.  Ironically, the left, supposedly poised against corporations and globalization, is glad to have the endorsement of multinational corporations who say gay marriage is good for business.  (Of course it is; that's why it's so wrong.)  Ironically, the left, supposedly against McCarthyism, enjoys the total suppression of dissent at universities and in the press on this issue.  Ironically, the left, ostensibly the party of civil rights, is eagerly leading a lemming charge backward into the sale and purchase of human beings, and dragging gullible Republican collaborators like S.E. Cupp and Rob Portman with them.

Shame.  Shame.  Shame.

Robert Oscar Lopez is the author of Johnson Park.  He also edits English Manif.